GIS Based Factor Identification for the Change in Occurrence of Genista pilosa: a Case Study in Southern Sweden
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This study has the objective of identifying the possible environmental constraints that has role for the continuous loss of heathland plant Genista pilosa. The study has assessed different environmental settings where the plant occurs by way of overlaying analysis based on multiple spatial data sets. Thereafter empirical change detection analyses on the land use of the study area have been performed on the GIS environment by combining temporal based remotely sensed spatial data. The result was then analyzed using land use dynamicity model and the rates of change on each land use type are identified. Expansion of human activity, especially the spreading of agricultural land and urbanization, is found to be the most determinant factor for the dramatic loss of the plant. Finally serious attention for the protection of the plant is recommended by mentioning the possible problem that would occur due to a loss of biodiversity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , v+29+appendixes p.
Genista pilosa, Overlaying analysis, Change detection analysis, GIS, Dynamicity model
Remote Sensing Botany Other Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12254DiVA: diva2:537578
Subject / course
Geomatics – master’s programme (one year) (swe or eng)
Pettersson, JennyRyrholm, Nils, Professor
Brandt, AndersFawcett, Peter